Tag Archives: Travel | Cork

  1. An Overcast Day at Garretstown Beach, County Cork

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    July 28, 2015 by Evin

    Admiring tidepools in Garettstown, Cork, Ireland

    This weekend, we embraced the odd overcast weather and took to the beach to enjoy Garettstown’s coastline. The three of …
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  2. My Two Cents: Help Cork International Airport Thrive

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    February 10, 2015 by Evin

    You may have read or heard recently about the decline of Cork International Airport, so I wanted to write about it here …
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  3. Dining at Electric in Cork City

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    November 29, 2010 by Evin

    We hear right and left that four out of five office Christmas parties will not take place and news of …
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  4. Marking One Year Since the Cork City Flood of 2009

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    November 20, 2010 by Evin

    November 2009 started with something to prove. From the first day of the month, Corkonians were treated to chill, rain, …
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  5. Opera Lane Welcomes Tommy Hilfiger Store

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    April 1, 2010 by Evin

    This morning, Tommy Hilfiger opened the doors of its new Opera Lane store to customers for the first time. The …
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  6. Cork City St. Patrick’s Festival – My Photos

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    March 19, 2010 by Evin

    This is a quick post to share a couple photos from the Cork City St. Patrick’s Festival. In this post, …
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  7. St. Patrick’s Week in Cork City

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    March 11, 2010 by Evin

    As an American, I’ve been warned that Saint Patrick’s Day in Cork isn’t as grand as in New York, Chicago, …
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  8. Opera Lane Welcomes Compu b

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    November 28, 2009 by Evin

    The queue started accumulating on the doorstep of Opera Lane’s Compu b store an hour before the grand opening and by 11:00 a.m. people lined up beyond Gap to get a first glimpse into the Apple-focused retailer. Needless to say, I snapped a few pics. Opening day specials include 11% discounts and goody bags with tee-shirts and a Crumpler keychain. Much to my surprise (nearly shock), the owner (?) was on-hand at the door greeting and shaking the hand of EVERY SINGLE SHOPPER entering the new store…

    Compu b
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  9. Cork City Hall Craft & Design Fair

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    November 28, 2009 by Evin

    This weekend is the annual City Hall Craft & Design Fair this weekend. Over 80 exhibitors with thoughtfully designed pottery, sparkling jewelry, exquisite artwork, hand-crafted toys, gourmet food and drink products, and much more grace the interior of the hall. There is even a small meal selection (including vegetarian, celiac-friendly organic soup) for reasonable prices in the main hall on-stage. Admission is €7 per person.

    Though tempted by any beautiful items, there were a few stalls that became fast favorites: Belinda Northcote, Gwen Bainbridge, Alphabet Jigsaws, Wood’n, Indigo Craft, Taste of the Caribbean, Pas De Probleme, and Hot Irish Coffee & Mulled Wine.

    The fair started on Thursday (26 November) and runs through Sunday (29 November). As with most events in Cork City, it is poorly publicized and I would not have known about it had a friend not rang me up to say she had a spare ticket. A worthwhile experience with two large rooms of tempting and lovely Christmas goodies.

  10. Cork City, Flooded – PHOTOS

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    November 21, 2009 by Evin

    November started with something to prove. From the first day of the month, Corkonians were treated to chill, rain, or wind. This week made that seem like a walk in the park, however. After torrential downpours and strong winds surrounded us for nearly two days, we are left with severe flooding the likes of which have not been seen for decades. Keeping in mind Cork City once had waterways where a few of the main streets now stand, it will take a familiar tone when looking at photos of it today. I pulled on my Wellies and waded through the streets today to capture some of the scenes of the flooding. Each time I poured the water from my rain boots, I half expected a fish to come swimming out. At one point we were standing in bone-chilling water up to our thighs and had we taken a few more steps it would have covered us to the waistline. There are times when an experience and a photograph should not take over health or well-being, so we did not allow water to go higher than a pair of running shorts. A girl’s gotta have her limits! Many of the photos have already been uploaded to my Flickr account, so click here to view Cork City Flood Photos from the warm, dry confines of your home.

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